KESHIA HANNAM

CO-FOUNDER OF CAMEL ASSEM­BLY, A COM­MU­NITY OF CRE­ATIVE FE­MALE LEAD­ERS WHO GATHER TO MAKE CHANGE

Hong Kong Tatler - - Features -

I don’t have any heroes. I hear this from a lot of women—we didn’t have a lot of heroes to look up to when grow­ing up be­cause we were given ex­am­ples of women who cared to show their bod­ies more than their minds. I didn’t have a hero so I had to cre­ate her in the per­son that I’m try­ing to be, to be­come a role model for other young women.

My favourite quote is by Archimedes: “Give me a lever long enough and a ful­crum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.” I love it be­cause it’s both hum­bling and in­spi­ra­tional.

The fu­ture of fem­i­nism is women’s groups that in­clude men. We’ve ad­vo­cated for that from the be­gin­ning. As so­cial con­scious­ness evolves, peo­ple will re­alise that any gen­der ex­clu­siv­ity is con­tra­dic­tory.

For me, Gen­er­a­tion T is the op­ti­mism of a gen­er­a­tion who be­lieve in them­selves and be­lieve in their city.

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